13 September 2017
Long-time road safety advocate and former ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh AM, has today been elected as Chairman of the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) replacing retiring Chairman, Mr Max Mosley.
Current ANCAP Chair, Ms Wendy Machin congratulated Mr McIntosh on his appointment, “Lauchlan has been a dedicated advocate for road safety for decades – both in Australia and beyond,” she said.
“As a member of the Global NCAP Board of Trustees since its formation, he has been pivotal in encouraging collaboration amongst NCAPs around the world, and his appointment to Chairman will no doubt accelerate this for the betterment of consumers in all regions.”
“We would encourage Lauchlan to use his time as Global NCAP Chairman to take the lead in assisting NCAPs to share their knowledge and experience,” Ms Machin said.
“We all share a common goal to reduce the road toll through safer vehicles, whether that be through consumer information, industry encouragement or regulatory assistance, and we can accelerate road safety outcomes through increased collaboration,” Ms Machin said.
“I would like to thank Max Mosley for the guidance he has provided to Global NCAP during his time as Chairman. Important vehicle safety initiatives undertaken under his leadership have highlighted the need for non-regulatory pressure to effect faster change, particularly in emerging mobility markets.”
“It is pleasing to see vehicle safety is now at the forefront of minds in these regions,” Ms Machin said.
Lauchlan McIntosh was the Inaugural Chairman of ANCAP, involved in the program from 1994 to 2016.